Blind Nurse


About 2 years ago I had multiple retina detachments to my right eye which left me functionally blind in it. I am now having similar problems with my left eye. I have parstonitis (sp?) a heriditary inflammatory condition of the eyes which caused the initial retinal detachment. This obviously has me worried about blindness. I am an RN in an Emergency Room, which I could not do if I was blind. What sort of careers in nursing could I do if I couldn't see?

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llg, PhD, RN

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Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 46 years experience.

I suggest you explore the website "Exceptional Nurse." They specialize in serving nurses with disabilities. You might find some other nurses there with visual impairments who could give you some good ideas.

Good luck to you!